Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not a big of the media as he believes they will do everything for clicks. Rodgers, a two-time NFL MVP and one-time NFL Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP, is considered as one of the greatest and most talented quarterbacks to have played the game.
Last season, 36-year-old Rodgers was labeled as "washed up" by the media. But Rodgers performed great last season as the Packers made the NFC Championship game before losing to the San Francisco 49ers. "All the f---ing media does is write stories to get clicks," Rodgers said on Pat McAfee Show, as quoted on Sports Illustrated.
"It doesn't matter. I could give a long answer about something and they can take a blip of it and write a story about it that has nothing to do with what I was saying. Nobody is gonna take the time, unless you're watching this live, to listen to this entire interview.
They're gonna take pieces of it. If I'm not doing this in person, you can't see facial expressions. Or if you're not listening to it and you're just reading a transcript, you can't hear voice inflection and tone and inference.
So that's just the way it is."
Rodgers then burned the critics in style
"I sometimes laugh when people talk about down years for me because a lot of times down years for me are career years for most quarterbacks.
... It's just the facts, bro," Rodgers added. On Monday Night Football, Rodgers had a huge performance as the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 30-16 to improve to 4-0 on the season. "I like where we're at," Rodgers said post-game, per ESPN.
"I really do. I like the diversity in our approach. Again (coach) Matt (LaFleur) was really good kind of mixing it up with the calls. Obviously we had to do some different things without Davante, without Allen and without Marcedes, but I thought we had a nice plan and we executed really well."
Rodgers completed 27 of his 33 passes attempted for 327 yards, threw four touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Falcons on Monday. "He's one of those guys who's self-motivated," Packers coach Matt LaFleur said.
"It doesn't take anything other than he wants to be the best. He usually is the best every Sunday when we're out there. We're fortunate to have him as our leader. He's the one driving the ship out there."